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SportEmery delivers update on Ozil's condition

19:50  06 december  2018
19:50  06 december  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Emery pushing Ozil for greater consistency

Emery pushing Ozil for greater consistency The challenge for Mesut Ozil is to produce telling performances on a more consistent level, according to Arsenal boss Unai Emery.

Emery on Leno. Today we need the goalkeeper when we were taking risks and giving them options on the transition moment. Emery on why he subbed Ozil . I decided we had two players on the bench like Mkhitaryan and Aaron, attacking midfielders. I decided for that reason.

Providing update on Ozil ’ s injury, Metro UK quoted Emery as saying on Monday: “I said yesterday he’s had backache since last Tuesday. “At the moment, I don’t know if he can play in Manchester. Today he was working alone, I don’t know if he’s okay for Wednesday.”

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has delivered an update on the condition of Mesut Ozil following his recent absence from the first team.

The former Germany international has not played for the Gunners in nearly a month as he continues to nurse an ongoing back problem.

After being started on the substitutes bench by Emery in Arsenal’s 2-1 win away at Bournemouth in November, Ozil has not featured in the Spaniard’s matchday squads for fixtures in both the Premier League and Europa League.

Emery was quizzed on the condition of the former Real Madrid star as he previewed this weekend’s clash against Huddersfield.

Emery: Bournemouth intensity behind Ozil omission

Emery: Bournemouth intensity behind Ozil omission Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was left on the bench at Bournemouth due to Unai Emery's worries over how he would handle a "demanding" match.

Ozil did not feature in Gunners’ 4-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at the Emirates due to a back spasm he sustained few days ago. Providing update on Ozil ’ s injury, Metro UK quoted Emery as saying on Monday: “I said yesterday he’s had backache since last Tuesday.

Emery on Ozil . I said yesterday he’ s had a backache since last Tuesday. He couldn’t play in Kiev or yesterday. At the moment, I don’t know if he can play in Manchester. Today he was working alone, I don’t know if he’ s okay for Wednesday.

Emery delivers update on Ozil's condition © Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport

As quoted by ESPN, the Arsenal manager confirmed that Ozil remains a doubt ahead of the fixture. He said:

“He had a backache and now he’s working with the physio. We are going to look at when he can come back with us. This morning he worked with the physio on the pitch, running and touching the ball. Tomorrow will be the decision.”

The 30-year-old has been utilised by Emery in the early stages of the campaign and was even awarded the captaincy by the new Gunners boss on some occasions.

However, it seems Ozil will have to prove his fitness before he can stake a claim to return to the starting line-up.

Emery delivers update on Ozil's condition © Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport Manchester United v Arsenal FC - Premier League

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